Trump’s golf course venue loses contract of 2022 PGA Championship following Capitol ransacking

The 2022 PGA Championship will not be played at Trump National Golf Club Bedminster in New Jersey, Jim Richerson the America president of PGA said.

“The PGA of America Board of Directors voted tonight to exercise the right to terminate the agreement to play the 2022 PGA Championship at Trump Bedminster,” Richerson said in a statement on Sunday.

The PGA Championship is one of the four “majors” in men’s professional golf tournaments in the golf calendar.

“It has become clear that conducting the PGA Championship at Trump Bedminster would be detrimental to the PGA of America brand, it would put at risk the PGA’s ability to deliver our many programs, and sustain the longevity of our mission,” Richerson added.

“It was a decision made to ensure that PGA of America and the PGA Professionals can continue to lead and grow our great game for decades to come.”

The decision came after last week’s violent attack on the US Capitol by supporters of President Donald Trump.

The Trump organisation called the removal of 2022 PGA Championship from Trump National Golf Club Bedminster in New Jersey “a breach of a binding contract and they have no right to terminate the agreement.”

A replacement course would be announced in time.